Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1152

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, an endemic

Look for it in mountain forests, grassy balds, at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, reduced upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellowish-white
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Nabalus roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prenanthes roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

INCLUDED WITHIN The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Nabalus roanensis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-06-004:
Prenanthes roanensis   FAMILY Asteraceae_

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Prenanthes cylindrica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nabalus roanensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Roan Mountain Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root


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image of Nabalus roanensis, Roan Mountain Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root

JK Marlow    jkm0407u_32

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Nabalus roanensis, Roan Mountain Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root

Jeff Ausmus    jma_4455

September    Sevier County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Nabalus roanensis, Roan Mountain Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root

Jeff Ausmus    jma_4455b

September    Sevier County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inflorescence cylindric, thyrsoid, the branches very short, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Nabalus roanensis, Roan Mountain Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root

Jeff Ausmus    jma_4456

September    Sevier County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The involucres have some long spreading hairs and black-tipped bracts, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Rattlesnake-root

image of Nabalus roanensis, Roan Mountain Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root

Jeff Ausmus    jma_4457

September    Sevier County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Pollinator at work.

image of Nabalus roanensis, Roan Mountain Rattlesnake-root, Appalachian Rattlesnake-root

Jeff Ausmus    jma_4459

September    Sevier County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaves hastate [without additional lobes]; margins dentate, per Weakley's Flora (2020).